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- adv. In a petty manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a petty manner; frivolously.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a petty manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a petty way
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That and the fact that long after any pettily deriding comments have been swallowed up into the obscurity of the aether, the larger work will remain.
China reacted the way a nation reacts: somewhat pettily.
It's always a long-winded, grandstanding, pettily partisan affair (show me a Council budget debate which isn't); this year's was no exception.
Are we “pettily reactionary and positively fatal to life”?
He thought Christians were irrational, self-deceived, repressed, and arrogant; he took Christian morality to be pettily reactionary and positively fatal to life…3.
It's really one that shouldn't be pettily dismissed, whether it completely works or not.
What is it that wouldn't matter if it were to be made whole again, in short, to be pettily identical to what's different?
“Me either,” I spat pettily, just before she slammed the door in my face.
But his approach is to take the narrowest, pettily partisan approach simply in order to serve ministers' own interests and shut the legitimate debate down.
“When the reaction was mixed, it was kind of a disappointment, I was pettily hurt, and I was like, ‘God, I took so many incredible risks and things like that,’” Shyamalan said.